Spaceport recieves evironmental certification

21 May 2014

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Gary Gerew | Albuquerque Business First - The New Mexico Spaceport Authority has received gold status from the U.S Green Building Council for its energy-efficient design and construction efforts.

The certification was given to the authority for its 110,000 square-foot “Gateway to Space” terminal hangar building at Spaceport America.

The building was designed by the team of Foster + Partners and URS, and was planned from the start to meet LEED Gold certification, according to the authority.

Gold certification is the second highest of the LEED’s four levels of certification.

“Spaceport America is a showcase for what other commercial spaceports will be like in the future,” said NMSA Executive Director Christine Anderson in a statement.

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